Distil Named a Leader in Bot Management in the 2018 Forrester New Wave

September 20, 2018 Rami Essaid

We are delighted to announce that Forrester has named Distil Networks as a “leader” in the Forrester New WaveTM: Bot Management, Q3 2018.

Being named a leader is a very proud moment in the history of Distil and reflects the expertise, superior technology, and vigilant service we provide to our growing customer base. As the first company in this space we have led the way in evangelizing that automated abuse by bots was both real and also that traditional security products were inadequate at addressing this problem. From the outset, Distil was the pioneer of explaining the difference between DDoS, web application firewalls (WAFs), and bot management security solutions—this report is further validation of that distinction.

From humble beginnings, where Distil was the only bot mitigation solution available, this report now evaluates 12 different vendors who have entered the market and categorizes them as leaders, strong performers, contenders, or challengers.

The Forrester New Wave, is one of the most respected analyst reports and provides an independent assessment of today’s leading bot mitigation solutions. Each vendor was evaluated on ten different criteria including attack detection, attack response, management UI, threat research, and reporting and analysis.

At Distil, our researchers are leading the charge by constantly improving our bot detection effectiveness. After evaluating our Bot Defense platform, Forrester says “Distil Networks excels with robust detection, response, user interface, and reporting.” Included within their analysis was an acknowledgment of our bot detection efficacy capabilities, “Distil boasts 15 different machine learning models to identify bots and over 10 different attack responses. The company’s continuing with its data science roots, researching new detection methods.”

We pride ourselves on partnering with our customers by offering a bot management solution that handles the most sophisticated bots. In the report, Forrester noted that “Distil Networks is best for firms that want flexibility in bot management,” and more specifically, “Customers of Distil Networks have granular control over how the tool detects and responds to attacks.”

From pioneering the bot mitigation market in 2011, through defining the category, and now being acknowledged as a “leader” by a respected independent industry analyst—the journey has been exhilarating. We thank our customers for all their help and support. While you were reading this, bad bots were still causing havoc all over the internet, so it’s back to work because that is what we do best. When it comes to bot management we strive to stay ahead and will continue our journey from where we have always been—leading from the front.

About the Author

Rami Essaid

Rami Essaid is the Chief Product and Strategy Officer and Co-founder of Distil Networks, the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. With over 12 years in telecommunications, network security, and cloud infrastructure management, Rami continues to advise enterprise companies around the world, helping them embrace the cloud to improve their scalability and reliability while maintaining a high level of security.

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